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The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

Insights

An exploration into narrative, storytelling and purpose

We believe that if you don’t ask questions, you’ll never know what could be possible. So when we created our Insights, we knew this is where we had to start. We ask questions like:

What does it mean to have a professional narrative and how can you use yours well? How have stories helped leaders enhance their impact, be happier, lead better? How do teams work together to improve student engagement, and engage students in the conversation in the first place?

This is what we’ve unlocked so far. Take a look, explore, enjoy. And if you really like what you see, subscribe to our mailing list.

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    The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.
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    Interview Series

    How do leaders from around the world see their professional narratives?
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    Resources

    Facilitation techniques, reading and resources to help you find inspiration for your own leadership and ignite it in others.

Spotlight: Festival of Ideas

This April, we will be hosting a Festival of Ideas: a series of free online sessions for people seeking creative and imaginative ways to lead, and who want to meet and connect with others outside of their university. From problem-solving techniques in real-time to kindness at work, every sessions is free and is open to everyone working in higher education.

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Latest posts

  • Re-writing the rules on emotionally intelligent teams

    Re-writing the rules on emotionally intelligent teams

    Where we work as teams has shifted, but has how we work together changed too? After a year of working from a distance, the time is ripe to re-write the rules of engagement, using a …Read More »
  • Resilience: The secret sauce

    Resilience: The secret sauce

    Resilience is robustness and agility. It’s what it takes to thrive, not just survive. Sound familiar? Having read dozens of articles on organisational resilience, it always seems to come back to that same mantra. Yet, …Read More »
  • Guest provocateurs joining the Festival of Ideas

    Guest provocateurs joining the Festival of Ideas

    Professor Susan Lea, Professor Charlotte Clarke and Professor Michael Harkin will join the Invisible Grail team to talk about strategy, leadership and problem-solving at the Festival of Ideas in April. This April, three senior leaders …Read More »
  • Introduction: The A-Z of writing

    Introduction: The A-Z of writing

    Two decades ago I wrote a book called The Invisible Grail. It was about writing better stories in and for organisations, because stories matter, they connect. The title is now adopted by us, a company …Read More »

Hidden Gems

  • Introduction: The A-Z of writing

    Introduction: The A-Z of writing

    Two decades ago I wrote a book called The Invisible Grail. It was about writing better stories in and for organisations, because stories matter, they connect. The title is now adopted by us, a company …Read More »
  • What leaders say

    What leaders say

    Lessons on compassion, humility and magpie habits Leadership isn’t easy. It asks us to keep our heads engaged, our minds curious and our hearts open. To quote one leader, “to not only live for yourself …Read More »
  • Leading with humanity

    Leading with humanity

    We’re all human, but is humanity in leadership a given? Particularly when we’re stretched, recognising and prioritising the things that speak to our humanity – purpose, care and curiosity – can help keep us grounded, …Read More »
  • Leadership in Culturally Significant Times

    Leadership in Culturally Significant Times

    When we can no longer lean on predictability and predictive analysis, we need courage to face ambiguity, trust in ourselves and others, boldness in business continuity and - most poignantly - cultural leadership.Read More »